Abenaki numbers

How to count in Abenaki (Wôbanakiôdwawôgan), an Eastern Algonquian language spoken in Quebec in Canada, and in Vermont in the USA.

The numbers from one to five have different forms when counting animate (A) and inanimate (InA) nouns.

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Numeral Cardinal
1 pèsəkʷ, pazegwen (InA), pazego (InA)
2 nis, nisnol (InA), niswak (A)
3 nas, nhenol (InA), nhloak (A)
4 iaw, iawnol (InA), iawak (A)
5 pálenəskʷ, nonenol (InA), nonnenol (A)
6 nə̀kʷətαsw
7 tὰnawαs
8 nsὰsək
9 noli
10 mə̀tala

Hear some Abenaki numbers:

Hear some Western Abenaki numbers (Some of these are different to the numbers above as they are probably in a different dialect of Abenaki)



Information about Abenaki | Numbers

Numbers in Algonquian languages

Abenaki, Algonquin, Arapaho, Atikamekw, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Chippewa, Cree (Moose), Cree (Plains), Cree (Swampy), Cree (Woods), Fox, Innu, Kickapoo, Malecite-Passamaquoddy, Menominee, Miami, Mi'kmaq, Mohegan, Naskapi, Ojibwe, Ottawa, Penobscot, Potawatomi, Sauk, Shawnee, Unami (Lenape)

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